Grease is the Word
Danny: Anthony Kavanagh - Bradley Clarkson - Danny Bayne - Danny Rhodes - Michael Quinn - Richard Morgan - Tom Bradley - Wayne Smith
Sandy: Alison Crawford - Hayley Clarke - Joanna Power - Kate Somerset-How - Lauren MccCnnell - Michelle Antrobus - Susan McFadden - Vicky Hoyles

Alison Crawford

Alison Crawford is one of the four remaining finalists in the television programme Grease is the Word who is hoping to play the role of 'Sandy' in Grease on stage in London's West End theatreland.

Sorry Alison Crawford, you're not Sandy. Alison was the first 'Sandy' hopeful to be knocked out in the Semi Finals on Saturday 2 June 2007.

Alison Crawford was working as a waitress when she auditioned for the role of 'Sandy' in Grease the Musical. She is 29 and comes from Liverpool. Alison says that she's "close enough to looking like a Sandy but I want the audience to see further than that. I want to be able to touch people in audience with my performance and with the right attitude and support I can do it."

Saturday 2 June 2007: This was the sixth week of the live Grease is the Word knock-out television show. This week was the 'Sandy' Semi Finals when the four remaining Sandy finalists - Alison Crawford, Michelle Antrobus, Susan McFadden and Vicky Hoyles - performed solo and two where knocked-out, leaving just two to go forward to the Grand Final next week. First each finalist sung an Uptempo song - Alison sung 'Better the Devil You Know' and David Ian told he after: "You're a great all-rounder. However, you might not be a Sandy" while David Gest said: "Your singing is weak, your dancing is weak, your acting is weak." After each of the four finalists had sung their Uptempo song, the Judges had to make a decision on who would be the first to be knocked out this evening - they decided to knock out Alison Crawford.

Saturday 26 May 2007: This is the fifth week of the live Grease is the Word knock-out television show. This week the four remaining 'Danny' hopefuls will perform solo and two will be knocked-out, leaving just two who will be in the grand final on Saturday 9 June 2007.

Saturday 19 May 2007: The fourth 'Danny and Sandy' couple where knocked-out tonight, but in a twist David Ian announced that the Sandy and Danny pairings where going to be changed around this week. Therefore this week Alison was paired with Danny Rhodes. The song theme this week was love songs and Alison and Danny sung the song 'When You're Gone'. When all the public telephone votes had been added up it was announced that Alison and Danny had come in the bottom two, along with Lauren and Bradley - thus these two couples had to face each other in the dreaded sing-off, when the judges could save only one pair. The song this week, which both couples had to sing as if they where playing Sandy and Danny, was the classic Grease song 'You're The One That I Want'. After both couples had sung the song, Sinitta, on behalf of the Judges, said that they wanted to save Alison and Danny, thus they both return for the next programme.

Saturday 12 May 2007: The third week of the live Grease is the Word knock out shows. The theme this week was songs from the musicals. Once again Alison Crawford was paired with Anthony Kavanagh and together they sung the Rod Stewart song Tonight's The Night from the musical of the same name. After all the finalists had sung and the public votes had been added up it was announced that Alison and Anthony had managed to secure enough public votes to go through to next week's programme.

Saturday 5 May 2007: The second week of the live Grease is the Word television shows had the theme songs from the movies. Like last week Alison Crawford was paired with Anthony Kavanagh and this time they sung 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now'. When all the 'Danny and Sandy' hopefuls had sung their songs and the public votes where added up, it was announced that Alison and Anthony had obtained enough votes to go through to next week's Grease is the Word television programme.

Saturday 28 April 2007: This week was the first of the live Grease is the Word television shows when one pair of finalists where to be knocked-out. This week the theme was disco and Alison Crawford was paired by Anthony Kavanagh. Alison and Anthony sung the classic song 'Don't Leave Me This Way' - after all the finalists had sung and the public votes had been added up it was announced that Alison and Anthony had managed to secure enough public votes to go through to next week's programme.